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Erotic literature is a literary genre that either takes the form of erotica written to arouse the reader, or to give instruction in sexual technique. Much classic erotic literature is of novel length, although there are also erotic short stories. Some poetry has been classed as erotic. A literary genre is one of the divisions of literature into genres according to particular criteria such as literary technique, tone, or content. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sexual behavior is a form of physical intimacy that may be directed to reproduction (one possible goal of sexual intercourse) and/or to the enjoyment of activity involving sexual gratification. ... For other uses, see Novel (disambiguation). ... This article is in need of attention. ... This article is about the art form. ...


Erotic fiction

Erotic fiction is the name given to fiction that deals with sex or sexual themes, generally in a more literary or serious way than the fiction seen in pornographic magazines and sometimes including elements of satire or social criticism. Such works have frequently been banned by the authorities. For other uses, see Fiction (disambiguation). ... Pornographic magazines, sometimes known as adult magazines, sex magazines, top-shelf magazines, or blue books are magazines that contain content of a sexual nature, typically regarded as pornography. ... 1867 edition of Punch, a ground-breaking British magazine of popular humour, including a good deal of satire of the contemporary social and political scene. ... Social criticism analyzes (problematic) social structures and aims at practical solutions by specific measures, radical reform or even revolutionary change. ...


Classic erotica from the Roman period includes the Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter (later made into a film by Fellini) Satyricon (or Satyrica) is a Latin novel, believed to have been written by Gaius Petronius, though the manuscript text of the Satyricon calls him Titus Petronius. ... This article is about the Roman author Petronius. ... This article is about the film. ... Federico Fellini (January 20, 1920 – October 31, 1993) was a famous Italian film-maker and director. ...

From the Medieval period we have the Decameron (1353) by Giovanni Boccaccio (made into a film by Pasolini) which features tales of lechery by monks and the seduction of nuns from convents. This book was banned in many countries. Even five centuries after publication copies were seized and destroyed by the authorities in the USA and the UK. For instance between 1954 and 1958 eight orders for destruction of the book were made by English magistrates[1]. The Decameron is a collection of novellas that was finished by Giovanni Boccaccio in 1353. ... Giovanni Boccaccio (June 16, 1313 – December 21, 1375) was an Italian author and poet, a friend and correspondent of Petrarch, an important Renaissance humanist in his own right and author of a number of notable works including On Famous Women, the Decameron and his poetry in the vernacular. ... Pier Paolo Pasolini (March 5, 1922 - November 2, 1975) was an Italian poet, film director, and writer, who, in his films about the socially outcast and rebellious, frequently used amateur actors. ...

The Decameron inspired many similar works of erotic fiction, such as the Heptameron of Marguerite de Navarre, first published in 1558. For the medieval grimoire called the Heptameron, see Pietro dAbano. ... Marguerite of Navarre (April 11, 1492 - December 21, 1549), also known as Marguerite of Angouleme and Margaret of Navarre, was the queen consort of King Henry II of Navarre. ...

The rise of the novel in 18th century England provided a new medium for erotica. One of the most famous in this new genre was Fanny Hill by John Cleland. This book set a new standard in literary smut and has often been adapted for the cinema in the 20th century. Illustration by Édouard-Henri Avril Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, also known as Fanny Hill, is a novel by John Cleland. ... John Cleland (baptised September 24, 1709 – January 23, 1789) was an English novelist most famous and infamous as the author of Fanny Hill: or, the Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. ...

French writers at this time also wrote erotica. One example is The Lifted Curtain or Laura's Education, about a young girl's sexual initiation by her father, written by the Comte de Mirabeau. Portrait of Mirabeau Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau (often referred to simply as Mirabeau; March 9, 1749 – April 2, 1791) was a French writer, popular orator and statesman. ...

In the late 18th century the theme of sado-masochism was explored by the Marquis de Sade in such works as Justine, or the Misfortunes of Virtue. The Marquis de Sade's work was very influential on later erotica and he (together with the later writer Sacher-Masoch) lent his name to the sexual acts which he describes in his fiction. Flogging demonstration at Folsom Street Fair 2004. ... Portrait of the Marquis de Sade by Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo (c. ... The misfortunes of virtue (original French-language title Les Infortunes de la virtu) was an early work by the Marquis de Sade, written in two weeks on 8 July 1787. ...

In the Victorian period, the quality of erotic fiction was much below that of the previous century — it was written by 'hacks'. However, some contained borrowings from established literary models, such as Dickens. It also featured a curious form of social stratification. Even in the throes of orgasm, the social distinctions between master and servant (including form of address) were scrupulously observed. Significant elements of sado-masochism were present in some examples, perhaps reflecting the influence of the English public school. These works were often anonymous, and undated, and include such classics of the genre as: Charles Dickens Charles John Huffam Dickens (February 7, 1812 – June 9, 1870), pen-name “Boz”, was an English novelist of the Victorian era. ... social stratification is the division of people of a particular society on the basis if occupation, income, power, prestige, authority, status, dignity, education, class, castle, gender, race and ethnicity In sociology, social stratification is the hierarchical arrangement of social classes, castes and strata within a society. ... Flogging demonstration at Folsom Street Fair 2004. ... The term public school has three distinct meanings: In the USA and Canada, elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials. ...

In 1870 the erotic novella Venus in Furs by Austrian author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, brought the attention of the world to phenomenon of masochism, named after the author. The Way of a Man with a Maid by Anon is a classic work of Victorian erotica. ... Anon is a very fat boy who eats a lot of hagoo and does no exercise at all. ... The Autobiography of a Flea is a Victorian era erotic novel published under the name Anonymous in 1887 in London. ... The Romance of Lust, or Early Experiences is Victorian erotic novel published anonymously in four volumes during the years 1873-1876. ... The Pearl was a collection of erotic tales that were published in London between 1879 to 1880, when they were forced to shut down by the authorities for publishing rude and obscene literature. ... Book cover for Venus in Furs Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch (January 27, 1836 - March 9, 1895), writer and journalist, was born in Lemberg, Austria-Hungary (now Lviv, Ukraine). ... Leopold von Sacher-Masoch Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch (January 27, 1836 – March 9, 1895), writer and journalist, was born in Lemberg, Austrian Empire (now Lviv, Ukraine). ... Flogging demonstration at Folsom Street Fair 2004. ...

Towards the end of the century, a more 'cultured' form of erotica began to appear by such as the poet Algernon Charles Swinburne who pursued thenes of paganism, lesbianism and sado-masochism in such works as Lesbia Brandon and in contributions to The Whippingham Papers edited by St George Stock, author of The Romance of Chastisement. This was associated with the Decadent movement, in particular, with Aubrey Beardsley and the Yellow Book. But it was also to be found in France, amongst such writers as Pierre Louys, author of Les chansons de Bilitis (1894) (a celebration of lesbianism and sexual awakening). Algernon Swinburne, detail of his portrait by Rossetti Algernon Charles Swinburne (April 5, 1837 – April 10, 1909) was a Victorian era English poet. ... In 19th century European and especially French literature, decadence was the name given, first by hostile critics, and then triumphantly adopted by some writers themselves, to a number of late nineteenth century fin de siècle writers who were associated with Symbolism or the Aesthetic movement and who relished artifice... Aubrey Beardsley Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (August 21, 1872 – March 16, 1898) was an influential English illustrator, and author, best known for his erotic illustrations. ... The Yellow Book, with a cover illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley. ... Pierre Louys (1870 - 1925) was a French author, writer and poet. ...

Twentieth century erotic fiction includes such classics of the genre as:

Lolita and The Story of O were published by Olympia Press, a Paris-based publisher, launched in 1953 by Maurice Girodias as a rebadged version of the Obelisk Press he inherited from his father Jack Kahane. It published a mix of erotic fiction and avant-garde literary works. Histoire de loeil (Story of the Eye) is a novella written by Georges Bataille that details the sexual experimentation of two teenage lovers, and their increasing perversion. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Tropic of Cancer is a novel by Henry Miller, first published in 1934 by Obelisk Press in Paris and still in print (Grove Press 1987 paperback: ISBN 0-8021-3178-6). ... Henry Miller photo taken by Carl Van Vechten, 1940 Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 – June 7, 1980) was an American writer and, to a lesser extent, painter. ... One version of the Roissy triskelion ring described in the book Movie-style Ring of O, as sold in Europe Histoire dO (English title: Story of O) is an erotic novel published in 1954 about sadomasochism by French author Anne Desclos under the pen name Pauline Réage. ... Pauline Réage, pseudonym of Anne Desclos (September 23, 1907 - April 27, 1998), was a French author. ... Lolita (1955) is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov. ... Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov published in 1969. ... Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков, pronounced ) (April 22 [O.S. April 10] 1899, Saint Petersburg – July 2, 1977, Montreux) was a Russian-American, Academy Award nominated author. ... Delta of Venus is a book by Anaïs Nin. ... Anaïs Nin in the mid-1970s. ... The cover of Apples and Pears by Guy Davenport Guy Mattison Davenport (November 23, 1927 – January 4, 2005) was an American writer, translator, painter, illustrator, intellectual, and teacher. ... Olympia Press was a Paris based publisher, best known for the first print of Nabokov s Lolita; this led to copyright issues, since Nabokov was not satisfied with the publisher and the reputation it had, since besides some serious literature, it published mostly erotic novels. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... A publisher is a person or entity which engages in the act of publishing. ... January 7 - President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. ... Maurice Girodias was the founder of the The Olympia Press. ... Obelisk Press was an English-language press based in Paris, France, founded by Jack Kahane. ... Jack Kahane (1887-1939) was a Manchester-born writer and publisher who founded the Obelisk Press. ... A work similar to Marcel Duchamps Fountain Avant garde (written avant-garde) is a French phrase, one of many French phrases used by English speakers. ... Literary fiction is a somewhat uneasy term that has come into common usage since around 1970, principally to distinguish serious fiction from the many types of genre fiction and popular fiction. ...

Contemporary erotic fiction

Romantic novels are sometimes marketed as erotica — or vice versa, as "mainstream" romance in recent years has begun to exhibit blatant (if poetic) descriptions of sex. This article refers to the wide variety of writing called romantic. For literature from the European Romantic movement of the 18th and 19th centuries, see Romanticism: Art and Literature. ...

Artist's books [2] explore relations between the literary, poetic, comic, and artistic representations of sex. Bob Cobbings Processual: collected poems volume ten (New River Project, 1987) Artists Book by Cheri Gaulke and Sue Maberry called Offerings at the Crossroads, 2006. ...

Erotic fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy fiction and utilizes erotica in a fantasy setting. These stories can essentially cover any of the other subgenres of fantasy, such as high fantasy, contemporary fantasy, or even historical fantasy. A genre is any of the traditional divisions of art forms from a single field of activity into various kinds according to criteria particular to that form. ... For other uses, see Fantasy (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... High fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy fiction that is set in invented or parallel worlds. ... Contemporary fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy, also known as modern-day fantasy, or indigenous fantasy. ... The Accolade by British painter Edmund Blair Leighton exhibits an idealized view of history common in historical fantasy. ...

Erotic fantasy is often very similar to romantic fantasy, but is far more graphic and goes into much more detail when describing sex scenes. Romantic fantasy can be considered a sub-genre of fantasy or of romance. ... It has been suggested that Duration of sexual intercourse be merged into this article or section. ...

Erotic fantasy can also be found in Fan Fiction. Erotic fan fiction focuses on using existing fantasy characters such as Galadriel or Éowyn from the Lord of the Rings novels and movies. Many recent works of erotic fan fiction use characters from the settings made popular by Dungeons & Dragons such as Dragonlance, and to a lesser extent Forgotten Realms. The nature of these erotic fantasy fiction varies widely, and include Slash fiction, and Elf porn. Fan fiction (also spelled fanfiction and commonly abbreviated to fanfic) is fiction written by people who enjoy a film, novel, television show or other media work, using the characters and situations developed in it and developing new plots in which to use these characters. ... Galadriel is a fictional character created by J. R. R. Tolkien, appearing in The Lord of the Rings. ... Éowyn (T.A. 2995–F.A. ?), a shieldmaiden of Rohan, is a character in J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy universe of Middle-earth who appears in his most famous work, The Lord of the Rings. ... This article is about the role-playing game. ... The current edition Dragonlance logo, as seen on all books published in the more recent times. ... It has been suggested that Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting be merged into this article or section. ... Slash fiction is a genre of fan fiction. ...

Erotic Memoirs

Erotic memoirs include those of Casanova from the eighteenth century, 'Walter's My Secret Life from the nineteenth and Frank Harris's Life and Loves from the twentieth. Giacomo Casanova (April 5, 1725 - June 4, 1798). ... Henry Spencer Ashbee (21 April 1834-29 July 1900) is better known as Walter, the pseudonymous author of My Secret Life, his sexual memoirs. ... Frank Harris by Alvin Langdon Coburn. ...

Sex Manuals

Sex manuals such as the Kama Sutra are some of the best known works of erotic literature. The Ananga Ranga is a lesser known one, aimed specifically at preventing the separation of a husband and wife. Sex manuals are books which explain how to perform sexual intercourse and other sexual practices. ... For other uses, see Kama Sutra (disambiguation). ... The Ananga Ranga is an Indian love manual written around 1172 CE. It is aimed specifically at preventing the separation of a husband and wife. ...

Directories of prostitutes and their services have also historically served as a sexual education in print, such as Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies (1757-1795). Prostitution is the sale of sexual services (typically manual stimulation, oral sex, sexual intercourse, or anal sex) for cash or other kind of return, generally indiscriminately with many persons. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... 1757 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...

From around the late 1970s, many sex manuals have been published and openly sold in the western world, notably The Joy of Sex. Sex manuals specifically written for sexual minorities are also now published. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The Joy of Sex was a ground-breaking illustrated sex manual by Alex Comfort, M.D., Ph. ...

Legal status

There is a substantial overlap between legal erotic literature and illegal pornography, with the distinction traditionally having been made in the English-speaking courts on the basis of perceived literary merit. This was particularly true of works aimed at men, which generally use explicit descriptions of sexual acts. Many banned books have been suppressed because they also contained erotic visual images, which has traditionally been easier to prosecute than text. Porn redirects here. ... Literary Merit a written text has Liteary Merit if it is a work of quality, that is if it has some aesthetic value. ... Sexual behavior is a form of physical intimacy that may be directed to reproduction (one possible goal of sexual intercourse) and/or to the enjoyment of activity involving sexual gratification. ... Many societies have banned certain books. ...

In the USA, the First Amendment gives protection to written fiction - although in one case, a man pled guilty and was convicted for writing unpublished stories (these were works of fiction concerning sexually abusing children) that were contained only in his personal and private journal. That conviction was later overturned on appeal.[3] Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... The first ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. ...

In the UK purely textual pornographic texts, with no hint of libel, have not been prosecuted since the Inside Linda Lovelace trial collapsed in 1976. In English and American law, and systems based on them, libel and slander are two forms of defamation (or defamation of character), which is the tort or delict of making a false statement of fact that injures someones reputation. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Importing books and texts across national borders can sometimes be subject to more stringent laws than in the nations concerned. Customs officers are often permitted to seize even merely 'indecent' works that would be perfectly legal to sell and possess once one is inside the nations concerned. Canada has been particularly notorious for such border seizures.

In some nations, even purely textual erotic literature is still deemed illegal and is also prosecuted.

Internet erotic fiction

The Internet and digital revolution in the history of erotic depictions, has blurred older forms of representing scenes of a sexual nature, although research indicates erotic literature was available among the poor and performed at public readings in 1700s Britain.[1] Roman oil lamp depicting coitus more ferarum Erotic depictions include paintings, sculpture, photographs, dramatic arts, music and writings that show scenes of a sexual nature. ...

Readers of erotic fiction in most of the world's liberal democracies are now able to indulge their fantasies in the comfort and privacy of their homes, without the social and legal restrictions of a pre-digital era. Online bookstores now legally carry a range of professional, commercial and non-commercial erotic writing.

The Web also serves as a hub for non-profit story distribution, offering readers the opportunity to become authors, writing anonymously and posting their own stories. Most online authors adopt a colorful pseudonym (and can develop cult fan followings within their genre), though a small number use (or claim to use) their real names. Among transgendered authors, it's common practice to adopt a feminine alter-ego, although it's not unheard of for a writer to use his own first name. For other uses, see Alias. ... A transwoman with XY written on her hand, at a protest in Paris, October 1, 2005. ...

Over the years, many non-profit sites have limited themselves to a particular sub-genre (or fetish). Other websites have started and then vanished (or have never been updated or properly maintained). Similarly, many part-work stories have been started but then never progressed beyond "part 1". Just a few of the more widely known free sites that have endured over the years include: Two women in handcuffs and latex miniskirts and tops - Latex and PVC fetishism Wikinews has related news: Dr. Joseph Merlino on sexuality, insanity, Freud, fetishes and apathy Sexual fetishism is the sexual attraction for material and terrestrial objects while in reality the essence of the object is inanimate and sexless. ...

  • The Erotic Woman.com, established in 2006, is home to a large and ever expanding archive of high quality examples of short, contemporary erotic fiction. Also included on the site are various galleries (erotica, hunks, sealed section), audio erotica, poetry, articles, columns, reviews, horoscope and much more. A sensually designed and free site without excessive advertising or security risks, The Erotic Woman.com is one of the most complete erotica-based sites online.
  • The Scarlet (magazine) website has a selection of erotic stories under the heading 'Cliterature'. [2] These stories have usually appeared in the magazine so they have been sub-edited and are to a high standard.
  • The alt.sex.stories Text Repository, or ASSTR, began as a small FTP site in 1996 for tabulating and hosting the output of A.S.S.'s members. It has since expanded into a free hosting site, similar to GeoCities or Angelfire but specializing in erotica. It now hosts the erotic literature of nearly two thousand authors, including some of the biggest and most well-loved in the field.
  • Storiesonline.net: A large archive, founded in early 1998 by its owner Lazeez as a personal hobby site. Its evolution over the years turned it into a general submission site and an easy-to-use alternative to ASSTR with a sophisticated search engine. It accepts all types of submissions including science fiction, non-sexual stories and the ever present erotic stories.
  • The Nifty Erotic Stories Archive has archived homosexual/alternative-sexuality erotica since 1993 and permits non-published amateurs to submit, provided the story does not portray graphic violence, abusive situations, etc., but it does permit stories depicting sexual activities among minors and between minors and adults. As of 2007, "Nifty" archived more than 100,000 stories comprising 2.2GB.
  • Fictionmania, founded in late 1997, archives the works of any writers (amateur or professional), provided the story involves transgendered erotica. In 2002, Fictionmania averaged 161 new story submissions each month.
  • The advent of web 2.0 has led to new interactive sites like Lush Erotic Stories where users can submit, vote for, embellish, and comment on erotic stories.
  • Open-submissions sites such as Literotica, C-S-S-A, Sex Stories Post, Electronic Wilderness Publishing, BDSM Library,mindspired.com Erotic Stories, and The Wolf Pub publish a wide variety of erotic literature. Literotica, in particular, is one of the most popular erotic text sites in existence, with nearly 25,000 registered authors (as of late 2005) contributing about 100,000 stories, poems, essays, illustrated stories and audio stories in a huge variety of categories. Electronic Wilderness Publishing , Or EWP for short, was the youngest of these sites until The Wolf Pub or just The Pub. EWP and The Pub was created by Net Wolf.
  • Erotic Stories at mindspired.com - The mindspired.com Project [Erotic Stories to stimulate your mind], provides free access to original erotic literature. The archive is moderated and provides unrestricted access to erotic stories [fiction/non-fiction/poetry] as well as writer's resources, discussion forums for members and a very open real-time chat room.
  • The Erotica Readers and Writers Association, established in 1996, is a moderated online archive of erotic fiction, poetry and non-fiction articles, as well as an association for writers of erotica. It also includes articles about authorship, author resources, calls for submissions, and publishing opportunities.
  • OystersandChocolate.com, co-owned and co-edited by Jordan LaRousse and Samantha Sade, is a sex-positive women's erotica site that features artwork, photography, columns, erotic product reviews, a readers' forum, and erotic fiction categorized as Vanilla (heterosexual couples), Licorice Whips (BDSM), Dirty Martini (voyeurism, fetish and other kinks), and All About the Oysters (lesbian tales). The site also accepts unsolicited writing and art submissions as well as hosts quarterly writing contests. Note that not all submissions are automatically accepted for publication at OystersandChocolate.com as it is not a repository site. Every submission will go through a rigorous evaluation process by the editors.
  • Samarelart.com, owned by world renowned digital erotic artist Samarel, is a free erotica site that features original artwork, adult stories and poetry, sex guide, and a weekly updated webzine.
  • Literotica.com A free site featuring member submitted content. For more information, see Literotica.

The Growth of Pay Sites - Not surprisingly, the growth of free adult literature on the Internet has also resulted in the growth of pay sites, especially erotic literature that is targeted to the female audience. However, the online visitor needs to exercise even more caution when it comes to paying for erotic literature. Just as much of the free erotic literature online is of poor quality, sites that require paid membership or product purchases do not necessarily provide you with quality erotic literature. The surfer of erotic literature pay sites should be able to view enough free content or a free sample to know that he or she will likely enjoy a product for purchase. Some pay sites that have a good history of quality erotic literature are as follows: Cover from the August 05 issue of Scarlet Magazine. ... alt. ... This article is about the File Transfer Protocol standardised by the IETF. For other file transfer protocols, see File transfer protocol (disambiguation). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Yahoo! GeoCities is a free webhosting service founded by David Bohnett and John Rezner in late 1994 as Beverly Hills Internet. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the unit of measurement. ... Fictionmania is a non-commercial website dedicated to publishing and archiving transgender fiction, much of which is erotica. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... A transwoman with XY written on her hand, at a protest in Paris, October 1, 2005. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

  • [3] This site is devoted to the female lover of erotic literature. It became the first site to offer 'personalized' erotic stories that are written for and about the customer's specific sexual wishes and desires.
  • [4] More than 10 years old, this site offers quality erotic novels from several accomplished female writers of erotica.
  • [5] Erotic Literature is just part of this site's product lines for women, but the literature is of high quality and ranges from short stories to full-length erotic novels.

With the advent of podcasting and MP3s, it is possible that erotic literature will find new outlets in the form of an Internet-based market in downloadable audio books. A podcast is a digital media file, or a series of such files, that is distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and personal computers. ... For other uses, see MP3 (disambiguation). ... An audio book is a recording of the contents of a book read aloud. ...

  • Sex Audio.com provides free erotic audio.
  • Hypnotic Dreams provides a collection of erotic hypnosis audio recordings for women.
  • RedWordSaid is a collection of downloadable erotic audio stories produced with sex soundscapes. (strictly commercial site, nothing is free.)

See also

Cover from the August 05 issue of Scarlet Magazine. ... Black Lace is an imprint of Virgin Books that specializes in erotica and erotic romance written by female authors specifically for female readers; the imprint does not publish novels written by men partly as a marketing scheme, partly to better appeal to their target demographic. ... This is a list of notable authors of erotic literature. ... This list contains publishing organisations (past and present) that specialise in pornographic books. ... A romance novel is a literary genre developed in Western culture, mainly in English-speaking countries. ...

External links

  • Sex Story Tales
  • Literotica
  • Sex Stories Post
  • Erotic Stories
  • BDSM Library
  • Nifty
  • [6] For fun erotic stories from Australia.
  • [7] For indian sex stories.


  1. ^ H. Mongomery Hyde (1964) A History of Pornography: 71-2
  2. ^ Science and the Artist's Book. Retrieved on 2006-10-05.
  3. ^ Ohio man convicted for "obscene" stories in his private journal. Retrieved on 2006-10-05.

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ...


  • Phyllis & Eberhard Kronhausen: Pornography and the Law, The Psychology of Erotic Realism and Pornography New York: Ballantine Books 1959
  • Phyllis & Eberhard Kronhausen: Erotic Fantasies, A Study of Sexual Imagination New York: Grove Press 1969
  • Encyclopedia of erotic literature, ed. by Gaëtan Brulotte; John Phillips, New York, NY [etc.]: Routledge, 2006
  • Susan Sontag (1969). The Pornographic Imagination in Styles of Radical Will. Picador. ISBN 0-312-42021-8. 
  • Patrick J. Kearney (1982), A history of Erotic Literature
  • Michael J. Weller (2005), "The Secret Blue Book", Home'Baked Books,[8], London.
  • Linda Williams, Hardcore: Power, Pleasure, and the 'Frenzy of the Visible', (University of California Press, 1999)

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